Historical perspectives

Eliahu I. Jury, Kamal Premaratne

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Some of the significant contributions of Eliahu I. Jury in the field of discrete-time systems are discussed. He left Iraq to study philosophy and economics at the American University of Beirut (A.U.B.) after completing his secondary education. He obtained the M.S. degree from Harvard in 1949 and shifted to New York to attend Columbia University for his doctoral studies as a Higgins fellow. Professor Jury stayed at Columbia's Electronic Research Laboratory (ERL) for six months and joined the University of California at Berkeley as an instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) in 1954. Some of his major contributions at Berkeley included the Jury stability table, a book called Theory and Application of the z-Transform Method, and the theory of inners. The Jury stability table helped in studying root distribution of a polynomial in relation to the unit circle in the complex plane without solving for the roots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5386127
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Control Systems Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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